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Impact Factor: 0.437 (2019)

Examines science education as a cultural, cross-age, cross-class, and cross-disciplinary phenomenon. It establishes bridges between science education and social studies of science, public understanding of science, science and human values, and science and literacy. The journal provides an interactive platform for researchers working in the multidisciplinary fields of cultural studies and science education.

By taking a cultural approach and paying close attention to theories from cultural studies, the journal reflects the current diversity in science education. In addition, it reflects the variety of settings in which science education takes place, including schools, museums, zoos, laboratories, parks, aquariums, and community development, maintenance and restoration programs.

In addition to original research articles, the journal publishes essays, OP-ED, comments, criticisms, and letters on emerging issues.

The book series Cultural Studies of Science Education complements this journal.

  • Examines science education as a cultural, cross-age, cross-class, and cross-disciplinary phenomenon
  • Publishes articles that include theory development as an integral part of the data presentation
  • Features articles that are heavily immersed in cultural studies

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Catherine Milne,
  • Christina Siry
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

1.167 (2020)
Impact factor
1.241 (2020)
Five year impact factor
82 days
Submission to first decision
344 days
Submission to acceptance
128,220 (2020)
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Latest issue

Volume 16

Issue 3, September 2021

Special Issue: CONTEMPLATIVE INQUIRY, WELLBEING AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

Latest articles

This journal has 59 open access articles

Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for Papers! Science Education during Times of Crisis

    In response to the current global circumstances, CSSE will devote parts of the upcoming issues of the journal, to papers dealing with science education during these times of uncertainty, and CSSE invites the community to generate scholarly dialogue and reflection focused on the overarching question: How can the Cultural Studies of Science Education community contribute to understanding, responding to, and reenvisioning this era of pandemic?” (Siry, 2020) Read more and submit your paper!

  • Style Guide

    This style document is designed to assist editors and reviewers to be aware of the style structure for CSSE and to assist authors to also make sure that their manuscript consistently follows these style guidelines.

    Style Guide (pdf, 141 kB)


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Electronic ISSN
1871-1510
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1871-1502
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